The calculation of Israeli policymakers is that they must forcibly repress any form of resistance to their occupation regime, including non-violent resistance like protests.
There is a strong tendency among Palestinian supporters to equate the two-state solution with the goal of the US-led so-called “peace process”. This is a fundamental error with important strategic consequences in terms of achieving an end to Israel’s occupation regime.
Contrary to the popular Zionist myth upon which the entire so-called “peace process” was premised, UN Security Council Resolution 242 requires Israel to fully and immediately withdraw its armed forces from occupied Palestine.
Once the greatest obstacle to peace between Israelis and Palestinians is correctly identified, the path forward to a just resolution reveals itself.
The mainstream media perpetually deceives readers about what the two-state solution is in order to manufacture consent for the US’s rejection of it.
Ironically, Netanyahu and Trump being in power in Israel and the US, respectively, is the best thing that could happen for the prospects of peace.
The key to understanding the significance of the recent UN resolution on Israeli settlements lies in a proper assessment of why the US didn’t veto it.